Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Discuss the Fat Fendered and Classic Ford Trucks

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-26-2012, 11:30 AM
billingslm1 billingslm1 is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Northern Kentucky
Posts: 72
billingslm1 is starting off with a positive reputation.
O.T Question, 1948 Ford 8n Tractor

Hey guys, a little bit off topic, but still a Ford question.

Im going to be going to get my grandpa's old 1948 ford 8n tractor, he cant drive it, and hasn't in almost 10 years. He has a bad leg and couldn't push the clutch in, so he drove it into the barn and left it sense.

He says it was running just fine when he parked it, but 10 YEARS! where should i start in getting this thing back to running and using condition.

I was thinking, New battery, (maybe new wiring harness if its in bad condition), flush out the fuel tank, and fuel line (probably new fuel line), new Carb. New springs all the way around, flush out the radiator. Oil change.

any more suggestions would be great.

thanks.
__________________

1955 F100 Straight six
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-26-2012, 12:09 PM
raytasch's Avatar
raytasch raytasch is offline
Old guy with old toys
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: S.E. TN
Posts: 3,758
raytasch is a splendid one to beholdraytasch is a splendid one to beholdraytasch is a splendid one to beholdraytasch is a splendid one to beholdraytasch is a splendid one to beholdraytasch is a splendid one to behold
Sounds like you have a good handle on it. Change the transmission fluid, differential, hydraulic system, five gallons, all one reservoir. Don't get rid of the original carb. Learn how to work on it and keep it. I don't quite understand what you mean by "springs". Go here for an outstanding site on old Ford tractors.

N Tractor Club

And go here for a good honest parts supplier. Don and Derrick are good folks. You can believe what they say.

Just8Ns - Ford Tractor Parts and Restoration
__________________
Ray
1949 F-4 Built to drive--script bed.
1956 F350 Stock rebuilt script bed
2007 F150 SC. Driven once in a whle.
If there’s one thing that the government is highly skilled at, it is creating excessive amounts of bureaucracy and extra layers of red tape for people to wade through.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-26-2012, 03:47 PM
billingslm1 billingslm1 is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Northern Kentucky
Posts: 72
billingslm1 is starting off with a positive reputation.
transmission! I knew i was missing something. Thanks.

And by springs, i was thinking break springs, clutch spings.
__________________

1955 F100 Straight six
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-26-2012, 05:16 PM
The Horvaths The Horvaths is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,312
The Horvaths has a good reputation on FTE.The Horvaths has a good reputation on FTE.The Horvaths has a good reputation on FTE.
Fluids are a must after ten years of condensation and oxidation. I like to use a dot of a good lube/solvent like "Marvel Mystery Oil" in each spark plug hole, let sit, turn over by hand, insert clean plugs and rock and roll.

BTW: my dad's then freshly-restored 9N was the first clutch I drove in early '70s. He said "Give it some gas and let off the clutch.".
Front wheels come eighteen inches or so off the ground.
He says "A little less gas and a little more clutch."
I brush-hogged the whole North end that day.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-27-2012, 07:06 AM
billingslm1 billingslm1 is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Northern Kentucky
Posts: 72
billingslm1 is starting off with a positive reputation.
ha, i did the same thing with my old mans ferguson when i was 12. had those front tires way up in the air!
__________________

1955 F100 Straight six
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 07:06 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
more moisture in gear oil meborder Oil & Lubrication 18 08-13-2014 10:53 AM
My transmission shop owner/neighbor explained this to me. afarmer90 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel 13 08-11-2014 02:43 PM
My new toy-Some concerns Pheadrus Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 27 12-24-2013 08:57 AM
Newbie! Possible new owner of a 1948 f-6!! Bayhorse 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 22 08-18-2013 09:56 AM
Newbie in NM Bayhorse New Member Introductions 5 08-16-2013 05:33 PM



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup